August 2015 archive

Fashion and the Goddesses of Evening Wear

>>I don’t know when I first noticed evening wear as a fashion and aesthetic statement, but I know when my interest sharpened into consciousness. It was about twenty years ago. I used to walk to and from work every day, a hike of about seven kilometres each way. My route took me past a Mariana […] Read more…

Fashion and the Real Woman

  Recently a friend of mine recommended I check out Styling You, Niki Parkinson’s fabulous website on fashion and beauty tips for real women. I was impressed by her friendly, down-to-earth presentation and her understanding that there are two kinds of woman: the glamorous model who poses for the camera, and the woman who walks […] Read more…

Transfer and the Balance of power in a novel

Jennifer Scoullar, bestselling Penguin author, blogs with me on writing tips once a month. Transfer refers to the shifts in power between a protagonist and their antagonist as each strives to get what they want. These shifts reveal themselves most clearly through dialogue, although they can happen in other ways, too. We so expect to […] Read more…

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